Civilization: The West and the Rest

civilizationCivilization: The West and the Rest
by Niall Ferguson (Brit)
2011 / 432 pages
Rating:   8.5 /  Socio-Economic History

Very interesting book – I’ve thought some of these things but I don’t think I’ve ever read them – not put together like this, anyway.  This book is about why what we refer to as the West has been the dominant power in the world in the last 50-60 years.   Ferguson has organized the material very well,  it’s thoroughly readable (deliberately at a YA level)  and although he digresses a bit much for my tastes,  it’s all there for a reason – to re-examine history and find out why the West dominates.

In the Preface it is stated there are 6 basic things >>>>MORE>>>>

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